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Unit of Study SCIN1005 Organisms and Environments (2024)

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    There will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe the different scales of life within the environment and the evolution and diversity of organisms

understand the principles of naming and classifying species and apply taxonomic keys for species identification

undertake field sampling to describe and assess the characteristics of species, populations, and communities

effectively illustrate and present biological concepts at the organism to ecosystem scales.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Report50%
Practical35%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Report50%
Practical35%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Residential 2 days (Once)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Report50%
Practical35%

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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